Kudos! – July 12, 2012

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Doctor receives John H. Drabing Award

Dr. John Kurish received the Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation’s highest accolade, the John H. Drabing Award, at its annual business membership meeting. Kurish received this award for his extraordinary dedication to and support of the foundation. The award is named in honor of one of the foundation’s founding members, John H. Drabing, D.O., a retired orthopedic surgeon and philanthropist.

City launches B.A.M. — Be Active Movement highlights city’s parks

The City of Colorado Springs wants to encourage citizens to get out in community and join in the healing, following the Waldo Canyon fire.

The new Be Active Movement is intended to encourage celebration and enjoyment of an outdoor-loving lifestyle. B.A.M. was an idea conceived by a group of city employees as an off-shoot of a “What If” brainstorming activity coordinated by the Office of Innovation and Sustainability. The goal is to develop a fun promotion that highlights the city’s parks and encourage healthy, outdoor lifestyles.

Participating is easy.

Visit at least one of the more than 140 parks in the city system in July, which is National Park and Recreation Month with family, friends and/or neighbors;

And take a photo of your group participating in any sort of activity in that park;

Then upload it to the City’s Facebook page in the B.A.M. photo contest area (upload entries no later than Aug. 2 to be considered in the drawing). Be sure to caption the photo with the name of the park.

Random drawings will award prizes to people and parks, including replacement of any existing streetlights adjacent to the grand-prize winning park (up to 20) with LED bulbs.

The city is also currently seeking sponsorship with a goal of collecting at least $5,000 to be used towards improvements in the grand-prize winning park. The winner will be announced as part of the pre-festivities downtown at the USA Pro Challenge event at 2 p.m. Aug. 27 on the main stage.

Anyone interested in sponsoring contact Brian Kates at bkates@springsgov.com or 385-7942.